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Teflon on Trial24:50

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photoTeflon pans are a staple in most American kitchens, and it seems like Teflon is everywhere. It's on carpets, clothing, eyeglasses and even paper packaging.

But now The Environmental Protection Agency is charging that DuPont, which has manufactured Teflon for decades, withheld evidence that the non-stick material can make you sick, cause cancer, and even taint the environment.

Tune in for a close look at the flap over Teflon.


Amy Cortese, contributing writer The New York Times, wrote article "Dupont Now in the Frying Pan";Tim Kropp, senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group

Debra Cochran, mother of an alleged victim in the class action suit against DuPont and founder of We Care, a nonprofit for alleged victims of water pollution in the area of DuPont's Washington Works, West Virginia factory

Jack Bishop, executive editor, Cooks Illustrated magazine.

This program aired on August 11, 2004.

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